HC Deb 27 March 1952 vol 498 c79W
116. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary for Overseas Trade, as representing the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what additions to the prices of fertilisers are due to tariffs.

Mr. Hopkinson

The only significant imports of finished fertilisers subject to import duty are superphosphates and basic slag. On the basis of probable consumption of fertilisers this season (1st July, 1951-30th June, 1952) it is estimated that about 2 per cent. of the present statutory maximum prices of superphosphates and basic slag, and well below 1 per cent. of the price of compound fertilisers are due to tariffs.